Intelligence Law Glossary - Special Access Program


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Special Access Program

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(kk) (1995) (superseded)

“Special access program” means a program established for a specific class of classified information that imposes safeguarding and access requirements that exceed those normally required for information at the same classification level.

Executive Order 13,526, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1 (oo) (December 29, 2009)

For purposes of this order:
(oo)  "Special access program" means a program established for a specific class of classified information that imposes safeguarding and access requirements that exceed those normally required for information at the same classification level.